The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business (MPNP-B) is a component of an immigration program that was created through an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba. The Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative (FSRI) is a special rural economic initiative under the auspices of the MPNP-B. The purpose of this program is to attract suitable farm business persons that meet the criteria of the FSRI. The MPNP-B accelerates the immigration process by providing a Nomination Certificate to allow for faster processing by the Government of Canada of your immigration application.
Farm business immigrants are required to have a legally earned or obtained net worth of at least CDN$350,000.
The amount of investment you make in Manitoba will be dictated by the type of farm business you establish, the size of the operation, and the farm sector that you intend to enter. Depending on the size of the farm the investment may be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. While the total investment may include financing, a minimum of $150,000 must be from your personal resources. The CDN$75,000 deposit is not part of the investment.
Yes. Farm Business Research Visits are mandatory for a minimum of five business days. This visit will allow you to identify and assess potential farming opportunities as well as experience rural Manitoba’s quality of life.
Making a Farm Business Research Visit to Manitoba and being interviewed will not guarantee that you will receive a Nomination Certificate. The MPNP-B bases its decision on many factors in addition to the minimum net worth and experience criteria.